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Ardglass trawler skipper fined over collision

An Ardglass trawler skipper has been fined more than £2,000 after his boat collided with another vessel off the County Down coast in July 2015. Paul Thomas Wills of Russell Place, Ardglass, admitted not keeping a proper lookout on his fishing boat the Silver Dee when it collided with another trawler, the Good Intent. The Silver Dee sank in less than 10 minutes as a result of the collision. Its crew transferred onto the Good Intent. click here to read the story 11:08

Coast Guard rescues 3 fishermen following collision off Cape May, NJ

Tug+Cape+May+Coast+Guard+RescueThe Coast Guard rescued three men Thursday from their life raft approximately six miles east of Cape May, New Jersey. The Coast Guard received a request for assistance from the captain aboard the 42-foot boat Last Stand, reporting they were sinking following a collision with the 78-foot Tug Dean Reinauer. A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Cape May launched to assist. The RB-M crew arrived on scene and took the three boaters aboard from their life raft. “The crew of the fishing vessel Last Stand was extremely prepared and knowledgeable on their safety equipment and procedures,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class James Pappas, Station Cape May officer of the day. “Their readiness allowed them to abandon ship within 10 minutes of the collision, including scrambling into their survival suits and ultimately into their life raft. They saved their own lives.” The Last Stand sank, and no injuries were reported. link 07:30

Coast Guard continues to investigate collision of F/V Pedlar and sinking of F/V Robert C

fv pedlarDivers finished plugging the vents of a sunken Fairhaven-based vessel Thursday near Martha’s Vineyard to avoid future fuel discharge, the Coast Guard said Friday. The Robert C sunk after colliding Monday with another Fairhaven-based vessel, Pedlar. At 12:08 p.m. Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England’s Command Center received a radio hail, from the sole person aboard, stating the fishing vessel Robert C was taking on water 1 1/2 miles northwest of Menemsha after a collision between the fishing vessel Pedlar and Robert C, both home-ported in Fairhaven. Read the rest here 08:07

One Dragger Sinks, Another Damaged In Mishap Off Dogfish Bar

According to Menemsha harbor master Dennis Jason, the Robert C, a dragger from Fairhaven, went down in 40 to 50 feet of water. The operator was rescued by a nearby lobster boat. The Robert C is registered to Douglas Soares of Fairhaven.The other boat involved was Pedlar, a 42-foot wooden fishing vessel also out of Fairhaven and owned by Walter Dixon, according to U.S. Coast Guard records. Mr. Jason said because of extensive damage to the bow of Pedlar, it appeared to be a near head-on collision. Read the rest here 09:05

Details are sketchy, Collision Between a shrimper, and offshore supply vessel 18 miles south of Pascagoula Sunday evening

uscg-logoWatchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a hailing mayday at 10:40 p.m. from a 74-foot shrimping vessel 18 miles south of Pascagoula, Mississippi. The vessel reported colliding with a 130-foot offshore supply vessel, the Gloria May. All three crew on board the shrimper successfully entered into their life raft and were subsequently picked up by the Gloria May. Read more here 11:32

Commercial fishermen file first suit over Saturday’s oil spill in Galveston Bay

A group of Galveston area commercial and sports fishermen have filed the first lawsuit over Saturday’s oil spill in the Houston Ship Channel. Sean O’Rourke of Simon-O-Rourke Law Firm PC in Houston is representing the plaintiffs. Read more here setexasrecord.com  11:56

Security questions raised as trawler and warship are pulled apart after collision

Times Colonist -Damage suffered by a U.S. fishing trawler and a Canadian warship became more visible Wednesday after the two vessels were pulled apart and examined. Now investigators are looking at why the collision between American Seafoods Company’s 272-foot American Dynasty and HMCS Winnipeg occurred Tuesday morning in Esquimalt Harbour. continued